SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY, MARCH 31
EPICUREAN WINERY DINNERS
Kick off the weekend in style and enjoy antioxidant-rich food prepared by Northern California’s finest chefs paired with world-class wines from top Sonoma vintners.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
CULINARY ARTISAN SERIES
Guests will enjoy a fully immersive edible forage and culinary journey with Master Chef, James Corwell, Michelin Award Winners, Kyle & Katina Connaughton, James Beard Award Winner, Charlie Palmer, and winner of Cochon 555, Dustin Valette.
EDIBLE FORAGE AT THE MATHESON
WITH CHEF DUSTIN VALETTE AND WINE DIRECTOR JON MCCARTHY MASTER THE ART OF FOOD & WINE PAIRING
Enjoy an exploration of 20 award-winning wines paired with locally grown and foraged produce from Sonoma Regional flavors and alluring depth are in every dish.
FUTURE OF FOOD
WITH JAMES CORWELL
Learn the origins and history of food, and the future of food, food sustainability, and conscious capitalism in regards to the food industry. James Corwell is a food leader who is dedicated to changing how we think about food on a global level.
FROM FIELD TO TABLE AT THE WING & BARREL RANCH
WITH CHEF CHARLIE PALMER
Become a steward of the land. Combine the traditions of hunting and shooting in the expanses of the natural outdoors. Explore Charlie Palmer’s herb and vegetable garden combined with locally sourced meat, wild game and fish to provide the exceptional ingredients to pair with world-class wine.
CULINARY HARVEST AT SINGLE THREAD FARM
WITH KATINA CONNAUGHTON
Immerse yourself in seasonal bounty and sustainable gardening and taste daily life and wellness lived through organic and meat-free food fit for a three-star Michelin restaurant.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT AT THE MONTAGE
WITH EXECUTIVE CHEF JARON DUBINSKY, MONTAGE
& CATHRYN COUCH, CEO CERES PROJECT
Not all food is created equal. Learn how to integrate food and health with medically tailored meals focused on locally sourced ingredients and seasonal flavors.
THROUGH YOUR LENS AT APERTURE CELLARS
WITH ANDY KATZ, SONY ARTISAN OF IMAGERY
Every photograph tells a story. Capture the beautiful Sonoma landscape through your lens with Andy Katz, a mastery of his medium, his artistry and dedication to his vision.
TIME FOR WINE AT THE MONTAGE
WITH STUART BRYAN, PRIDE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS | GINGER TURNER, OWNER OF ADELION FOR SOPHIENWALD LEARN THE ART OF THE SOMMELIER
Enjoy a tasting exploration of the finest wines in Austrian designed crystal that meets the highest demand of skilled wine experts.
WORLD OF BEES AT McEVOY RANCH
WITH PAUL COLETTA
URBAN REMEDY NATURE’S FINEST SWEET
Without the honeybee, a third of the world’s crops would disappear. Discover the world of bees with honey tastings that open our eyes to the diversity of floral sources and honey flavors.
GARDEN TO GLASS COCKTAILS AT THE SCOUT BAR LOUNGE
WITH TARA JASPER, SIPSONG SPRITS
Try your hand at Mixology. Learn about the various fresh herbs and garden ingredients that create the most healthy and abundantly flavorful infused cocktails.
THE ART OF OLIVE OIL
AT TRATTORE FARMS
WITH TIM BUCHER, OWNER
It all begins with the soil. Learn about the history of the local olive trees and grape growing and the art and science of making extra virgin olive oils. Finish with a full tasting of the wines and olive oils. Are your boots made for walking?
FOR THE LOVE OF CHEESE
AT THE MONTAGE
WITH JANET FLETCHER, PLANET CHEESE
Designed for cheese enthusiasts. Master delicious, sophisticated cheese appreciation with award-winning author, Janet Fletcher Learn the art of pairing cheese & wine with inspired accompaniment.
EPIC PARTY AT MAYACAMA GOLF CLUB
Your artisan exploration culminates at the stunning Mayacama Golf Club where 30 of the world’s most notable vintners will pour their stunning wines alongside the gourmet delights from award winning chefs with a special culinary showcase featuring Carl Shelton.
THIS IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE EXCLUSIVE TO MAYACAMA GOLF CLUB MEMBERS AND ATTENDEES OF THE SONOMA EPICUREAN SERIES ONLY.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Scientists and researchers will discuss cancer wellness and the need to prevent cancer disparities in minority ethnic groups with higher cancer risk. The enlightening symposium will feature interactive polling for instant audience response and engagement on innovative research, racial disparities and therapeutic responsiveness.
“YOU BEAT CANCER BY HOW YOU LIVE, WHY YOU LIVE, AND THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU LIVE”
Former ESPN “SportsCenter” Anchor
EPIC FEAST & AUCTION
The pinnacle event of the Sonoma Epicurean series will welcome guests for a decadent feast prepared by Executive Chef Jaron Dubinsky and paired with exceptional wines from Sonoma County, at the Montage Healdsburg. Guests will enjoy a spirited auction, with the opportunity to raise a paddle to help generate critical funding that will benefit our V Foundation researchers as we work together to achieve Victory Over Cancer®.
Hosted by ESPN “SportsCenter” Anchor Sage Steele
AUCTIONEER LIAM MAYCLEM
Emmy Award winning radio & TV personality Liam Mayclem is best known as the host of Eye On The Bay on KPIX 5 and as “The Foodie Chap” celebrating our home grown culinary stars (daily on KCBS Radio). He will soon be seen on the Travel Channel show – “World Access.”
Every year Liam as Foodie Chap hosts the main stage at Eat, Drink SF – a gathering for our food fans. Liam also hosts the culinary stage at Bottlerock Napa Valley, where he made sushi with Chef Morimoto and rapper Snoop Dog, tasted fried chicken made by Hip Hop artist and reality star Flava Flav and enjoyed nitrous cocktails concocted by Chef Dominique Crenn.
The Foodie Chap can also be seen hosting “Plated” a live chef demo series and various cellar events at Macy’s Union Square with culinary stars. Liam hosts an annual Foodie Cruise with Crystal Cruises taking his foodie followers to places all over: Asia, Europe, The Mediterranean, and beyond.
EPIC AFTER PARTY ROOFTOP106
Celebrate with us! Enjoy adventurous cocktails crafted from innovative spirits and seasonal fruits, flowers, and herbs. The Mugnaini wood-fired oven kindles small plates that spark the palate in outdoor, open-air seating amidst planters and fire-pits that elevate the garden perch.